Laurus Corporation announces grand opening of Hotel Talisa, Vail


Laurus Corporation, a private real estate investment and development firm, announced today the grand opening of Hotel Talisa, Vail. The 285-room luxury hotel, formerly Vail Cascade Resort and Spa, underwent a $60+ million renovation and rebrand. Hotel Talisa will remain under the management of Two Roads Hospitality, the largest owner and operator of independent hotels, resorts and residences in the United States. This fall, Hotel Talisa will be the first ski destination property in North America to join The Luxury Collection’s® portfolio of world-renowned hotels and resorts.

“We have an unparalleled setting and location and through this extensive renovation, have reimagined the property into one of the elite destination ski resorts in North America. The amount of detail and thought put into every corner of the resort will wow even the most discerning guest,” said Andres Szita, Chairman of Laurus Corporation. “Our focus on that guest experience is paramount at the resort. And that experience comes from the details… an onsite team that is prepared to anticipate and exceed every guest’s wishes, innovative cuisine that sets a new standard in the Vail Valley, a spa that is as luxurious and serene as the location, and most importantly, a commitment to the finest details that may go unnoticed that allow Talisa to deliver a consistently outstanding luxury experience.”

The hotel is set along the tranquil Gore Creek, just steps away from the beautiful forested mountainside, perfect for active and meditative activities. Hotel Talisa is Vail’s only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort, with chair 20 on property, guests have easy access to Vail Mountain. Its location and ski valet offers visitors a first-class experience – imagine stepping out of your room and moments later you are on the lift, no lugging of gear or waiting in lines. In addition to downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding, guests of Hotel Talisa can take part in a wide array of activities year-round including mountain biking, kayaking, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and more.

“We are excited to welcome guests to experience our stunning hotel following a complete renovation,” said John Garth, Area Managing Director. “Our team is dedicated to providing our guests with truly unforgettable visits and helping them create timeless memories with our transformed and family-friendly programming. Our mantra is ‘Moments Worth Collecting’ and we look forward to honoring that day in and day out.”

Culinary Venues

Hotel Talisa offers three culinary venues, each sourcing ingredients from local Colorado ranchers and farmers. Gessner, the hotel’s full-service restaurant, features cuisine inspired by the Colorado Rockies as well as Vail’s roots in European culture with authentic flavors and dishes from those countries bordering the Alps. Specialty menu items include Mussel & Foraged Mushrooms, Colorado Rack of Lamb, sourced from locally-based Superior Farms, Black Truffle Tagliatelle Pasta and Duck Confit and Wild Boar Sausage Cassoulet. At the center of the property, The Fireside Bar and Lounge draws in visitors and guests to enjoy Après Everyday year-round. Guests can indulge in après favorites like Bison Chili and Lobster Crostini while listening to live music overlooking Gore Creek and Vail Mountain. The Market offers guests specialty gourmet provisions and beverages perfect for an early morning start or a mid-afternoon treat.

New to the property, The Spa at Hotel Talisa follows in the footsteps of traditional alpine spas, embracing both the natural splendor and healing powers of the surrounding mountain and creek in and indoor/outdoor setting. Treatments include the High-Altitude Adjustment Ritual and body scrubs infused with botanicals and Colorado wildflowers found near Vail Mountain’s storied hiking trails. Hotel guests also have access to the resort’s 58,000 square foot adjoining athletic club in addition to the new fitness center within the hotel. The hotel also boasts over 40,000 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting and event space, the largest in the Vail Valley.

Visitors to Vail enjoy direct access from nearby Eagle County Airport, which receives airlift unmatched by most mountain communities, including non-stop seasonal service to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. Denver International Airport, approximately two hours away, is the 18th busiest airport in the world and receives hundreds of additional domestic and international flights daily.

About Hotel Talisa
Nestled at the base of Vail Mountain and located on the picture-perfect Gore Creek, Hotel Talisa, The Luxury Collection’s first North American ski resort, is Vail’s preeminent offering in luxury accommodations and experience. Located in the heart of Vail Valley, just minutes from the world-famous and iconic Vail Village, the 285-room Hotel Talisa features exclusive amenities including one-of-a-kind spa treatments like the High-Altitude Adjustment Ritual and body scrubs infused with botanicals and Colorado wildflowers. The three dining venues, inventive après offerings, curated alpine experiences, and a 58,000-square foot athletic club. As Vail’s only true ski-in/ski-out luxury resort with chair 20 on property, its location offers visitors easy access to world-class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, golfing, music festivals and more. 

About Laurus Corporation
Laurus Corporation is a real estate investment and development company that specializes in hotels and resorts, office buildings, multifamily and mixed-use properties. With more than $1.2 billion in assets under management, Laurus employs an entrepreneurial investment strategy designed to consistently achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns by creating capital appreciation opportunities through repositioning, restructuring, re-development and intensive post acquisition asset management. The company was founded in 1999 by Andres and Jean Paul Szita, and is affiliated with Ethika Investments, LLC, a real estate private equity firm.

About Two Roads Hospitality
Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with more than 95 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings.